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Moggs Country Cookhouse

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Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 76 314 0671
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

What a wonderful experience this quaint country restaurant is. We had the most wonderfully presented, flavourful lunch here with fabulous, friendly service and a really lovely country ambience. A must when visiting Hermanus!

Thank Jennifer B
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - and recommendation. We appreciate it. More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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366 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

What a lovely gem of a restaurant. Beautiful setting, with amazing food and super friendly service. We visited as a group of friends for Sunday lunch. A warm welcome and a craft beer later... and everyone was looking forward to the amazing food! Must do if you are in the area. Well worth it!

Thank Mari B
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

The Mogg's team thank you for your wonderful review. More 

Brecon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

After a morning wine tasting with friends in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley we stopped at Moggs for much needed lunch. Rabbit pie, lamb shanks and belly pork were our choices - really delicious. The atmosphere was very relaxed. The staff most welcoming.

Thank Glynis J
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you Glynis for your review. We are glad to hear your time in the Hemel & Aarde valley was memorable. More 

San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My wife & I had the luck to enjoy a fantastic lunch experience here while tasting across S. Africa. From outward appearances the restaurant is very basic, but the complexity of the lunch offerings were superb. As a welcome surprise was the wide selection of beers they offered, which while tasting wine for 3-days was very refreshing.

Thank neverenoughtime1
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a fantastic holiday. We are so pleased we were one of your destinations. Thank you for the review More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a little gem, nestling between vineyards and orchards in the beautiful Hemel-and-Aarde valley – far away from any hustle and bustle. The atmosphere is relaxed and rural, but the service was very professional and friendly. We much enjoyed the mushroom-spinach ravioli with parmesan shavings in a basil sauce and the seafood crepe with a fennel-lemon sauce as starters.... More 

Thank Hekkies
Julia M, Owner at Moggs Country Cookhouse, responded to this review

We appreciate the time taken to write this wonderful review of us. Thank you More 

Austin, Texas
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

From start to finish...Excellent! We had the duck pie, pork belly, carrot soup & chocolate tart. Everything was delicious & full of flavor. According to my hubby it is the best meal we had in SA (even better than the food in Franschhoek) If this is your first time here it may be a little difficult to find. Once you... More 

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East Molesey, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunchtime treat here. Delicious food prepared by one of the sisters, whilst Mum (an artists whose lovely works were displayed on the walls) ran "front of house". Not surprisingly it was busy, so pre book. A lovely 30 minute drive from Hermanus centre.

Thank John C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Moggs is set in beautiful surroundings, not over-manicured. The service was good, the pork belly amazing as was the dark chocolate cake - light and delicious. Thai fish cakes also a winner. Good vibe. Will be back !

Thank Madb1
Hermanus, South Africa
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Brilliant starters, mains and sweets mad a great lunch. The ambience is superb and its a great spot in the Hemel and Aarde valley to have a really relaxed and good lunch.

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

It was my 70th birthday my husband took me and friends for lunch at Mogg's had a great time food was delicious and very tasty, great presentation and stunning view the staff was great and so friendly and I also received a lovely bunch of freshly picked flowers from the garden felt very special and much appreciated. Thank you Mogg's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hemel and Aarde Valley, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 76 314 0671

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?